Meditation 2.0 is about cultivating inner peace and a sense of wholeness that enables you to meet the challenges of modern life, a focus that represents a revolution in self-development, for meditation has mostly been focused exclusively on methods and techniques that work best in isolation, far from the concerns of family, relationships, and goals. Learn more
To help you understand meditation, I've created an 8-part video series for subscribers on the history and practice of meditation.
Video 2 is on Mindfulness, Vipassana, and Zazen, kinds of meditation which come from the Buddhist tradition.
It is no exaggeration to say that the hottest trend in self-development is mindfulness.
But what is mindfulness?
Is it a kind of meditation or more of an attitude?
Is it a philosophy or a practice?
How do you know when you're being mindful?
Here's what you'll learn in this 30-minute video:
- The history of Buddhism and what areas of the world practice Buddhism
- The relationship between Buddhism and Vedanta (which is discussed in Video #1)
- Influential modern teachers (including some of the female teachers) who have taught these types of meditation
- The influential books that helped Zen become the most well-known form of Buddhism to enter the American consciousness
- What are the features of zazen, the zen method of meditation
- The goal of all meditation techniques is the state of unity, but there are two kinds of unity, and you'll learn about each one
- The difference between upward and downward meditation
- How posture is used
- How your intention matters in mindfulness
- How you focus your attention in mindfulness
- How breathing practices are used in mindfulness and zazen
- and, though it may be controversial, my take on the pros and cons of this type of meditation.